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obama. >> i remember in '08, went to talk to the biden group, and that only got them to come over. but two other people there ended up being two of my top volunteers for obama. so, it's pliable. >> reporter: and so o'malley's final tally tomorrow night could outstrip his poll numbers if the other two swing supporters his way in an attempt to depress each other's delegate count. it is very complicated, jeff. makes things very unpredictable which is why even at this hour here at sanders' headquarters, they are still sending volunteers out into the streets to knock on doors and drum up support. >> thank you, nancy cordes, major garrett and our entire team in iowa. peace talks aimed at ending the war in syria are getting
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under way in geneva, switzerland. allen pizzey reports as syrians continue to die inside their country and trying to escape. we warn, the footage is graphic. >> reporter: this tushish beach is a long way and no distance at all from the would-be peace talks in geneva. even as the participants argued over whether or not to actually get down to business, drowned children and their families fleeing the conflict washed up on shore. by some counts, 35 times more people have tried to make the perilous crossing to greece, at least 250 are believed to have drowned this month alone. this is the type of horror that makes them take the risk. dozens were killed in damascus when a car bomb went off. two suicide bombers then struck rescuers, adding to the carnage. >> syria today is an unfolding
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humanitarian catastrophe. >> reporter: in a video message secretary of state john kerry called on participants in the peace talks to seize the opportunity to bring an end to the conflict. the talks are supposed to begin in some form on monday. >> this conflict could easily engulf the region. if left to spiral completely out of control. that is what the negotiations in geneva can prevent. >> reporter: but so far, the parties to the talks are refusing to even speak directly to each other. in spite of the messages from aa damascus suburb. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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all: cbs cares! two virginia tech students were arrested this weekend in connection with the death of a 13-year-old girl. as jericka duncan reports, police believe she was murdered. >> reporter: police say 13-year-old nicole lovell was abducted by david eisenhauer and they say keepers helped him. today keepers was arrested. blacksburg police detective -- >> we have determined they were acquainted prior to her disappearance. >> reporter: saturday authorities charged eisenhauer with murder. they found lovell's remains about 100 miles from her home. her family reported her missing
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on wednesday and say her dresser was pushed up against her bedroom door. a missing child poster noted she required medication daily for her liver. friday, her father posted this message to facebook. >> nicole, honey, if you see this, if you're out there, you can come to me. i'm not mad at you. i'm worried about you. your family's worried about you. just come home. >> reporter: nicole's facebook page shows she was a member of at least one teen dating group, but it's unclear whether she met eisenhauer on line. last march the track and field state champion was honored as athlete of the week by a local news station. >> i will personally not stop until i reach my peak performance. >> reporter: investigators spent four days searching for lovell. state police continue to search for evidence on the virginia tech campus. virginia tech released a statement extending its support to lovell's family and friends. police have not released a
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motive or cause of death. the oobs autopsy is scheduled f tomorrow. >> thank you very much. the super bowl teams arrived in the bay area today, one week ahead of the big game. the denver broncos landed about an hour before the carolina panthers. behind the scenes, teams of federal and local law enforcement officials are fine-tuning their security plans for the super bowl. john blackstone has an inside look. ♪ >> reporter: celebrating the biggest week in football, san francisco is expecting 1 million visitors a day. six blocks downtown has been turned into super bowl city. it's a place where football fans big and small can play interactive games and pose for photos. but first, they will have to line up to go through metal detectors. san francisco's police chief. >> there will be officers in plain clothes, on high ground, but a lot of it will be unseen to the regular person that's just going to come and have a
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great time in san francisco. >> reporter: law enforcement agencies have been planning for this for two years. coast guard canine units are on hand to screen the crowd for explosives. the fbi brought bomb-detecting robots just in case. dozens of federal, state and local agencies have set up a joint operations center. david johnson is in charge in san francisco. >> really what this facility is for is to collect information, thread information, intelligence, analyze it and get it out to the people that need to know. >> reporter: geography is making security planning more difficult. while many events are taking place in san francisco, levi stadium is 45 miles away in santa clara. that's where 70,000 people will gather for the game next sunday. while fbi officials say there's no known credible threat of a terror attack, an individual working alone can present a clear danger. >> it's all about identifying the lone wolf before he or she
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acts. hard to find. absolutely, no doubt about that. i think we saw that in san bernardino. >> reporter: part of the security plan depends on all these fans being watchful as well. at every opportunity, jeff, san francisco's police chief repeats the phrase, if you see something, say something. >> john blackstone, thank you. el nino continues to soak parts of california. highway 101 in ventura county was flooded today. conditions at the farmer's open in la jolla were very bad. some parts of the state were expecting up to 3 inches of rain. multiple delays at the golf tournament. that is helpful in battling drought, the rain, but unhelpful in the fight against another insidious problem -- cliff erosion. here's carter evans. >> reporter: relentless el nino-powered waves are taking a human toll. but this crumbling hillside south of san francisco is giving scientists a gold mine of information. the nature conserve ancy has
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asked drone operators to capture a perspective rarely seen. >> drones provide this really great perspective you can't get safely any other way. we're below the clouds, right near the sea level. and shooting back at the shore. >> reporter: the drones buzzing above this cliff aren't just taking dramatic pictures. they're gathering data to help create a 3-d map of the eroding california coastline. what have you seen along the coastline so far? >> i've seen a lot of destruction. >> reporter: this week george flew his drone in a grid above endangered buildings in pacifica, like this apartment building now teeti iteetering o edge. >> the high tides are going and hopefully in the future we'll be able to predict things like what happened here at the apartment complex. >> reporter: it's a big job. there's 1270 miles of shoreline along california. and scientists have identified several thousand homes that may be in jeopardy during this el
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nino winter. the work you do here today might make it safer for people to live here tomorrow. >> hopefully. that's the point. >> reporter: it could eventually help those who never intended to live on the edge. carter evans, cbs news, pacifica. all three inmates who escaped a southern california jail are back behind bars. the last two fugitives who face charges including murder and torture returned to jail overnight. they were captured in san francisco yesterday. a third inmate surrendered friday. this time the men are being kept in separate cells. still ahead, accusations of racial intolerance at an elite boston high school. and an extremely rare albatross sighting. "cbs overnight news" will be right back. ♪ music ♪
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a boston high school known for being at the center of diversity and progressive politics is now at the center of a controversy after students began a social media campaign alleging racial incidents on camp campus. kenneth craig reports. >> we want to blow up every single social media. >> reporter: when meggie noel and kylie webster-cazeau made
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this youtube video. the students claim underlying racial tensions in the hallways and online ramped up when ferguson police officer darren wilson was not indicted in the shooting death of michael brown. >> it made students of color really uncomfortable that students who they sit next to in class every single day, who they see in the hallway, whose locker is next to them said these things and thought these things. >> reporter: among their claims they say school officials did not reprimand students who openly used racial slurs at school. using the #blackatbls, they're now encouraging other students to join the conversation. that video has now gone viral and the discussion is expanding. boston mayor marty walsh is supporting them. >> the experiences that our kids have in our schools shouldn't be racism. >> reporter: the district is now investigating. boston latin is the oldest public school in the country, considered a top feeder school for the ivy league with a long list of prestigious graduates.
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22 years ago, roughly 23% of the student body was black. today african-american students make up less than 9%. >> whatever happens, we're definitely going to be holding the administration accountable to make sure these things don't persist in the future. >> reporter: the school's head master has laid out a six-point plan to address the issue. jeff, the conversation has taken off with students also joining the discussion from other boston schools. >> kenneth craig, thank you very much. up next here, what soda companies are doing to improve flat sales.
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soda sales have fizzled about 14% in the past decade but
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cola companies are making moves to turn things around with pepsi opening its first restaurant this week. with jill schlesinger, in part, they're selling this by selling smaller cans? >> yes. it's working. consider it portion control. a lot of americans are trying to cut down on their sugar and they're actually willing to pay more for a smaller size. coca-cola says in the first nine months of last year, small can sales were up by 15% since 2011 large sales are down by 5%. so, they're actually stemming the tide of sliding sales with these smaller containers. >> marketing is always such a massive part of this. coke is spending $4 billion in 2016. >> and it's a retro campaign. called taste the feeling. it's aimed at both millenials and boomers. we don't know whether it's going to work, but they're throwing a lot of money at it. pepsi going old school. they're sponsoring the super bowl halftime show again. this seems to work. the combination of the nfl and
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pepsi. stores say they actually drive traffic. pepsi's marketing machine will drive traffic into the stores. pepsi's happy because they sell more product. they're also trying these new ideas like this restaurant. >> yeah, let's talk about this, this pepsi restaurant. >> it's not called the pepsi restaurant. it's called the kola, with a "k," the kola house and everything is featured around the kola nut, the basis for these sodas. when you look at the ingredients, it goes far afield. you can get vodka infused with bitters. you can get your meat drillsed with truffle oil. it's a far cry from pepsi, chips and dips, but maybe it will work. we'll have to wait and see. >> jill, thanks very much. a golf stroke for the ages today. golfer with a hole-in-one on a par 4. it is the first time that has happened in the history of the lpga. 3 under par is anal ba tros or a double eagle.
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she was pretty excited about, it as you can see. still
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we close tonight in the frozen north with a shred dog race. it's not as long as the iditarod but just as cold and those up for a challenge, just as invigorating. >> reporter: with the roaring cheer and a rousing song -- >> go! >> reporter: -- a 32-year-old tradition is under way. the bear breeze is a gruelling 383-mile sled dog marathon. extreme, rugged terrain in the dead of a north minnesota winter. >> you have to be tough. >> you have to trust in your dogs. >> reporter: preparing for the race means months of vigorous training. >> good girl! >> reporter: and no one knows that better than colleen wallin. >> they all have personalities and they're all smarter than all of us put together here. >> reporter: she has competed 15 times. she's turned the race into a
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family affair. >> it's right in our own backyard. >> reporter: training usually starts in september. her team of dogs runs 100 miles each week. while eating 4,000 calories of meat each day. that meat is expensive. multiplied by a dozen dogs, it's an investment. fewer and fewer mushers are willing to spend the time and money expected for the races. this year about 30 mushers participated in the race, which is less than half than a decade ago. for wallin and her family, it goes beyond the trail. >> it's very moving. it's very spiritual. a great time to get your family outdoors and see the crazy dogs. >> reporter: a relationship rooted in deep tradition. now up to the future generation to stay on course. >> come on, guys. >> reporter: cbs news. that is "the overnight news" for this monday. for some, the news continues. for others, check back with us later for the morning news and
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"cbs this morning." from the broadcast city, i'm jeff glor.
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this is the "cbs overnight news". >> welcome to "the overnight news," i'm jeff glor. the first votes will be cast tonight in the race for the white house. the people of iowa will gather in fire houses, church basements, homes and more to caucus. the latest polls show the race tightening. for the democrats hillary clinton has a three-point lead over bernie sanders. 45% to 42%. for the republicans in the latest poll, donald trump is on top with 28%. is he followed by ted cruz with 23%. and marco rubio with 15%. john dickerson discussed the race with both trump and rubio for "face the nation". >> in iowa, your campaign is based on the idea you're a winner. does that mean you have to win iowa? >> i don't have to win it. right now, you and i are sitting in new hampshire. as you know, i have a substantial lead in new hampshire but i think it would
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be really good to win iowa. i'd like to win iowa. i'm doing really well with evangelicals in iowa but i'm also doing tremendously well with evangelicals. i'm doing great with the tea party. i'm doing great with all groups. i now have a fairly substantial lead in iowa. i think we have a good chance of winning iowa. >> weeks ago it was tighter in iowa. now you're ahead by a little more. why do you think that is? >> i think ted cruz has been severely affected by the goldman sachs loans, which he didn't disclose and was on his personal financial form and his citibank financial forms he didn't disclose. >> couldn't it be a mistake? >> it's two loans, give me a break. he's supposed to be robin hood. don't forget, he said he sold his assets. much more important is the whole fact he was born in canada. and he was a citizen of canada until 15 months ago. there's much law right now and a lot of constitutional lawyers are coming out.
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laurence tribe is middle ground, saying it's untested. many top constitutional lawyers are coming out saying ted cruz can't be president because of the fact he was born in canada. i think that has a huge effect. >> at your rallies you say things, and i talk to people who attend your ral lis and they like you're uncompromising. i also talk to washington insiders, some lawmakers, who are overcoming their skepticism about you thinking he's going to compromise, he'll make deals in washington. which is right? >> i think everyone's right. honestly, i think they're both right. i'm tough to make a deal with. but i'm a dealmaker. when i see ted cruz standing in the senate and nobody else is with him, he's standing all by himself, you have all of these other politicians, senators and congressmen generally and he's trying to -- he's by himself it's wonderful. i can understand how a radio show host could say, oh, isn't that wonderful? not going to get anything done. have you to get things done. ted doesn't have an endorsement from one united states senator.
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>> he would say that's great because you have said such terrible thinss about them in washington. >> they're not bad people. a lot of are very good people. some are people that won't get it done. the recent budget that was passeds is a horror show. it is should have never been passed, et cetera, et cetera. when ted doesn't have one senator, like mike lee who's a very conservative guy, good guy, why isn't he getting endorsements? i get the endorsements from sarah palin, jerry falwell jr. i have incredible -- even sheriff joe endorsed me. >> those aren't senators. those are -- >> no, but still very important people. as an example, sheriff joe, arizona, toughest guy. he endorsed trump. you know what that means? i'm toughest on the border. >> why do you think -- have you a lot of working people at your rallies. you have more than any other candidate, you live a life most distant from them. why do they support you? >> because i'm a job producer. i've produced tens of thousands
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of jobs over my lifetime. right now i'm producing thousands of jobs. that includes health care, education for families. you know, et cetera, et cetera. and i grew up -- my father was a builder in brooklyn and queens. i grew up with people working on houses and whatever. i relate to them. i love those people. those are my people. i love them. i really do. i love the policemen. i love the firemen. for whatever reason, it is strange -- >> even to get to your job, you don't ride three buses and have a second job and all that. >> no, i have the ultimate bus. it's called a 727. now it's a 757, actually, when you think of it. one of the reasons that i'll win and i think none of the other guys will win is because i'm going to get states that they'll never get. i have a good chance of getting new york, as an example. i have a good chance of getting virginia. i'll get pennsylvania. i'll get ohio. i'll get michigan. i'll get florida my numbers just came down. i'm at 48. the sitting senator is at 11 or 12, and a former governor is in
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the 8s. >> you may be getting a lot of the last-minute votes going your way. how does it feel? >> well, we've always felt great about our campaign here. we continue to feel that it's growing in support. we'll see what it leads to on monday night. ted cruz is clearly the front-runner going into the night. he has 10,000 volunteers on the ground. he's spent an exother tant amount of time here. and has gotten every endorsement he wanted. we know it's a tough hill to climb but we feel good about our campaign and very positive about what it means going into new hampshire. we'll be leaving aas soon as the caucus is over and we'll be in new hampshire ready to work. >> sounds like you're setting expectations to your opponent there. he's calling you the republican obama. what do you think of that? >> other than the fact that i -- it's kind of bizarre. ted is leading in a lot of the polls. he has a vast organization here and has spent a lot of money. his campaign has bragged repeatedly about how well they'll do here.
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it's strange that at the last moment they've pivoted all their attacks against me. they took a video of an interview i did in 2007 in florida and clipped it so it makes it sound like i support cap and trade. this has already been lampooned and mocked for years because others have tried to do the same thing. it's strange and a last-minute desperation attack. i don't understand why. he's got such a strong organization here in iowa but it's all fine. we feel good about it. >> make it means you must be doing something right? >> we've taken more than anybody else in attacks. jeb bush's super pac has spent close to $30 million on television which is more than every other attack on every candidate combined. you add ted cruz's attacks. when people don't attack a candidate that has no chance to win. we feel good about it and feel even better it's having no impact and we're continuing to work and move forward with our message. we're going to close strong here
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with our message. we like where that leads. we look forward to moving on to new hampshire and south carolina, which comes up shortly after that. >> let me ask you about those jeb bush attacks from his super pac. spent a lot of money attacking you. steven hayes of the "the weekly standard" said the lasting legacy of those attacks may be to make donald trump the nominee. what do you think of that? >> well, trump did the i don't believe will be the nominee. that said, yeah, jeb has the right to spend his money any way he wants. i think people have noticed that it's close to $30 million of attack ads against me. i knew that when i got into this race that the establishment, many people in the republican establishment didn't want me to run. they thought i needed to wait my turn or wait in line. but i just felt that after seven years of barack obama, this was no time for patience. it was a time for action. and so i ran and i knew that i would face some of this. this is big dollar checks that were written into that super pac. i'm sure some of the people that wrote those checks are disappointed and others, perhaps, this is what they intended all along. in the end, this election is in
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the iowa caucuses have started every presidential primary season for decades but for people living outside iowa, what actually happens inside a caucus remains a bit of a mystery. nancy cordes in des moines explains it all. >> reporter: so, here is your caucus 101. 7:00 p.m. monday night in more than 1600 precincts across the state, people will gather in church basements, in school gymnasiums and even in private homes. just like a primary, whoever gets the most votes wins, but it's how they get there that's a little different. >> wherever i go in iowa, you know the crowds are always packed. >> god bless the great state of iowa. >> reporter: no matter how many supporters show up at their rallies -- >> i am thrilled to be here at marian. >> the weather is vermont
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weather. thank you, iowa. >> reporter: the only crowd count that really matters is on caucus night. >> so, there are 20 precincts in west des moines. >> reporter: in des moines clinton supporter, julie, is schooling her fellow caucus captains. >> our ultimate goal, as it says on a number of different papers s to get more people for hillary. >> hi. how are you? >> reporter: they need training because caucuses are a little confusing. >> what's a caucus? >> i mean, why not just vote? >> it means a meaning of chieftains. >> reporter: the good wife tried to explain in a recent episode. >> literally a gathering of neighbors trying to convince each other to support their candidate. >> reporter: even the sanders campaign attempted to sum it up in this facebook video. >> prove them wrong and caucus for bernie. >> it's going to be [ bleep ] awesome! >> reporter: here are the basics. for republicans, it's simple. voters express their preference and the process ends there. for democrats, though, it's more complicated.
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iowans separate into camping according to the candidate they support. any candidate who doesn't hit 15% in that precinct is eliminated and that candidate's supporters can then choose to back someone else. >> approach them with a show of respect for their candidate and for them. >> reporter: a unique process where neighbors convince neighbors to switch sides. >> have you heard about bernie sanders at all? >> reporter: the more precincts you win, the more delegates you get. that plays into the strategy. for the sanders campaign, for example, they have lined up volunteer drivers to take college students from their college towns to their hometowns to caucus. that way his large base of youth support will be more spread out across the state. >> with more on the race in iowa, here's major garrett. >> we are going to make america great again. >> we need a political revolution. >> reporter: welcome to the presidential campaign that breaks all the rules. >> let me say, i'm a maniac.
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>> reporter: there's the, you can't say that rule. donald trump breaks it almost daily. >> isis is making a tremendous amount of money. i would bomb the [ bleep ] out of them. >> reporter: no oval office vacancy for socialists. >> bernie! >> reporter: tell bernie sanders. >> a democratic socialist certainly can and will be. >> reporter: and armada of campaign cash and famous last name can never help. >> incomes went up for everybody. >> reporter: then the all men rule. clinton has the best chance in history to break a 240-year-old glass ceiling. presidential politics, governors and former governors are supposed to have nbuilt-in advantages. >> i had to make these decisions after 9/11. >> reporter: it worked for george w. bush, bill clinton, ronald reagan and jimmy carter, but not bobby jindal, and scott
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walker. they've all dropped out. while democrat martin o'malley struggles in single digits. and most bizarre of all -- >> donald trump has chosen not to attend this evening's presidential debate. >> reporter: attendance at a prime time televised debate isn't even mandatory. >> is it for me personally a good thing, a bad thing? will i get more votes? will i get less votes? nobody knows. who the hell knows. >> if i'm elected president. >> reporter: what go governing experience, politicians with the least, ted cruz, marco rubio, trump and even ben carson, have turned that question upside down. the only rule that seems to apply is the old rules no longer apply. >> hi. how are you? >> reporter: new ones are being written daily and the improvisational results in iowa and down the road are anyone's guess. by one count there have been 60,000 political ads run in iowa
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alone. one series of tv commercials is standing out. here's dean reynolds. >> this election is about the essence of america. about all of us who feel out of place in our own country. >> i have spent my life fighting for children, families and our country. >> there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. >> reporter: if you're lucky enough to live in iowa or new hampshire, political ads like these are just about all you see on television now. >> hippo-crit. one belose. >> reporter: all while, they all begin to sound the same. >> hi. i'm gil fullbright and those who bank roll my political career tell me i'm running for president, so here i am. >> reporter: wait. what was that? >> i may not be qualified to be president but a dramatic camera angle can make me look like a
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president. >> reporter: he's not running for president, he's an actor. it's a satire that's been viewed more than 3 million times on social media. >> ideas, policies, morals. these are things i don't need. what i need is $2 billion. >> reporter: it makes you chuckle but there is a serious point to his pitch. >> he's just shining a light on how politicians are routinely being bribed by special interest lobbyists and swaying their votes in their favor and the people who are left out are, we, the american people. >> reporter: josh silver is the director of represent us, the grassroots organization behind gil fullbright that's working to pass laws combating the influence of monied interests in american politics. silver is talking about the strategy to basically end-run washington and begin by focusing on local government. building a movement from the ground up. >> we know that washington is not going to fix this problem
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any time soon. they don't fix anything any time soon these days. the only place there's a bright light is in the city and statements. >> reporter: from its office in florence, massachusetts, represent us, brought together an unlikely alliance. the group's advisers include republicans, democrats, prominent members of occupy wall street and the tea party. even disgraced lobbyist jack abramoff who served several years in federal prison after being convicted of conspiracy to bribe members of congress. dan is the political director of represent us. do you find that this is a bipartisan issue? >> i'm a republican. and conservatives are fed up with the amount of corruption, the fraud, the waste and abuse in government. we're all essentially paying a corruption tax because of the -- of those problems in government. so, we want reform. >> reporter: represent us wants to stop elected officials taking
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money from special interests they regular. bar them from taking jobs from taking office, at least for several years, limit their donations from lobbyists and force organizations which fund political advertising to disclose their donors. >> we know that politicians are spending most of their time raising money, listening to donors. they need to listen to us. >> reporter: in november represent us backed reforms passed in maine, seattle and san francisco. and there are plans for more ballot initiatives this year. >> hi. >> reporter: honest gil not actually running and you can't actually vote for him. nor could you in the 2014 kentucky senate race. >> i have a deep-seeded love for kentucky that is directly proportional to the amount of money i raise there, 25%. >> reporter: but he was so successful back then as a fund-raising vehicle for the
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represent us cause that he's been elevated to the big time. >> they said, do you want to run for president? i said, okay, sure, why not? so, now i'm running for president. >> reporter: gil fulbright will be reminding us of that for the next year. . that's a promise he intends to keep. >> i promise that i will work every day to suddenly misdirect that anger so my big money donors can continue to rip you off. >> "the cbs overnight news" will be right back. aco tuesday. man: you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. i'm good all day. [announcer:] mucinex keeps working. not 4, not 6, but 12 hours. let's end this ♪ dry spray? ♪ that's fun. ♪ it's already dry! no wait time. this is great. it's very soft. can i keep it? (laughs) all the care of dove... ...now in a dry antiperspirant spray. ♪ living well your immune system works hard to keep you on top of your game.
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tomorrow is groundhog day. communities across the nation will wake a groundhog judginging will spring is right around the corner. the tradition started in punxsutawney, pennsylvania, in the 1800s, but for one town in wisconsin, the whole event almost ended last year. here's steve hartman. >> reporter: when you think of groundhog day, you probably don't think of sun prairie, wisconsin, but there's as much passion here as punxsutawney. they have a wooden woodchuck in the town square. the local bakery sells groundhog cakes. in fact, the only thing they're missing is a real groundhog. this was the sun prairie grond groundhog. you may remember him from last year when then-mayor lent him his ear, and he took it. >> he suggests -- he says that -- that he didn't see his shadow. >> reporter: shortly after chewing his way through the mayor's ear, the sun prairie
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groundhog chewed his way through a metal cage and escaped. naturally, the town wanted a replacement woodchuck. and who wouldn't, if a woodchuck could be found. which apparently is easier said than done >> you cannot capture it to exhibit it. >> reporter: sun prairie's groundhog day event planner -- >> memorabilia from years past. >> reporter: she says they started celebrating in 1949 using groundhogs they caught. >> it's been a tradition ever since. >> reporter: but now it's not so easy getting a live groundhog >> it becomes very complicated. >> reporter: there's more than one license? >> oh, yes, there's more than one type of license. >> reporter: she says you need one from the state, one from the federal government, and if you can't find a certified groundhog breeder in your area -- >> so then you would need an import license. >> we're going to be talking about the groundhog ceremony -- >> reporter: the new mayor says it's hardly worth the effort. not just because of all the red tape or because he's concerned about his own ears. >> after last year -- >> reporter: he says it's simply not humane to hold up groundhogs like we do. >> i don't like that.
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no. >> reporter: his proposal? >> he's a wild animal >> reporter: to chuck the entire woodchuck idea completely. >> maybe we'll have somebody in a groundhog costume. >> reporter: what about a gerbil, would you have a problem with a gerbil? >> he's domesticated so i wouldn't. >> february 2nd isn't gerbil day. it's a groundhog. we have to have a groundhog. >> that's the way it's always been and that's the way i like it. >> reporter: around sun prairie >> fwoo twoo have to be a groundhog of some sort. >> reporter: the consensus is clear. what do you think of a groundhog celebration without no groundhog? >> it would just be winter from there on. >> reporter: ahh. and you were worried about climate change. fortunately, ty did find a loaner groundhog for next week's celebration, which gives her a whole year to find a permanent replacement. >> you shouldn't be doing that with a groundhog. >> reporter: and it gives the mayor time, too. how would you propose celebrating thanksgiving? to find a way to balance on his soap box. steve hartman, on the road, in sun prairie, wisconsin. mayor, any time.
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it's one of the nhl's enforcers. john scott has spent plenty of time on the ice dolg out punishment and fighting. so, when fans voted him a captain in yesterday's all-star game, some thought it might hurt the league's image. >> reporter: john scott was never supposed to land in the all-star game. he's an enforcer, a so-called goon, hired for his muscle, not his hockey skills. >> i'm not normal all-star. i'm more of a grinder in the lineup, kind of fourth line guy. i obviously fight and do pretty well at that. >> reporter: pat iverson covers the nhl for sb nation. so, pat, you actually wrote that john scott is bad. if he's so bad, how did he end up as captain of the pacific team at the all-stars? >> well, the nhl left the fan vote up to the internet. why don't we try to pick the worst player we could possibly think of, and that happened to be john scott. >> reporter: the nhl apparently wanted hockey stars in the
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all-stars, not brawlers. in fact, the league is trying to distance the game from fights on ice. they and his team, arizona coyotes, asked him to bow out. he wouldn't. >> my gm said, i got bad news. we traded you to the montreal canadiens so it came as kind of a shock. >> reporter: traded and sent to the minors in newfoundland which meant he was no longer able to play in the all-stars. how did the fans react to the john scott trade? >> it was swift and very -- very angry. his wife is pregnant with twins and the little guy getting kind of shoved around by the big wigs of the league. >> reporter: so the nhl backtracked, back to the position fans put him in. he'll play and, perhaps, even win. that would mean he'd take home more than $90,000 in prize
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money. that might come in handy now that his major league career's in jeopardy. >> this is it. i can maybe step away from hockey. i have a degree in engineering. >> that's a train. where did that come from? >> reporter: for now, the unlikely all-star is focused on enjoying his far-fetched moment in the spotlight. >> it's kind of weird that i'm here and definitely kind of an anomaly. >> reporter: maybe, but exactly how hockey fans like it. cbs news, new york. that is the "overnight news" for this monday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm jeff glor.
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